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How to create a new Java EE project in RTC 4

Jojie Valiente (3021417) | asked Sep 26 '12, 10:22 p.m.
retagged Sep 27 '12, 2:25 p.m. by Alex Fitzpatrick (5583716)
How can I create a new Java EE project in RTC 4?

Takehiko Amano commented Sep 27 '12, 3:48 a.m.

Have you install RTC 4 into existing Eclipse IDE for Java EE ?  RTC standalone client only comes with Java and PDE capability.

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Alex Fitzpatrick (5583716) | answered Sep 27 '12, 1:44 p.m.
edited Sep 27 '12, 1:54 p.m.
 You can add other compatible Eclipse components to your RTC install by using the "Install New Software..." menu item in the help menu. (Before you begin ensure that you have no unsaved files since the install process will end with a restart of RTC.)

You will probably need to enable the Helios install and 3.6 update sites which you can do by clicking the "Available Software Sites" link to open the sites preference page.

In the Available Software Sites preference page you should see a list of pre-configured, but unselected sites.

When you accept that dialog it should return you to Available Software, select  -- All Available Sites -- in the "Work with"combo box. This should initiate the download of the meta-data for available components for the sites you selected above.

Once the category list is populated (which may take some time depending on your connection) you can scroll to the bottom to find the "Web, XML and Java EE Development Category"

You should now be able to select the "Eclipse Java EE Developer Tools". Bear in mind that the Eclipse J2EE install contains a lot more than just that one component so you should select the other pieces that you need. For example, I also selected "Eclipse Web Developer Tools" and "Eclipse XML Editors and Tools". There are a lot of things there so it's worth exploring.

Anything you select that has dependencies on other components will cause them to be installed also.

Once you have selected all the components you can click Finish to initiate the licensing prompting and install process. Once the install is complete you will be prompted to restart RTC or Apply Changes, select "Restart Now". (It is wise to restart the product after installing new features in an Eclipse based product.)

If you find that the Eclipse open source components are insufficent for your J2EE needs you should consider looking at the WAS specific support in Rational Application Developer and Rational Software Architect which can both be integrated with RTC. (Google for ... installing RTC with RAD ..., it should be one of the first links.) The same approach can be used to extend any compatible ( > 3.6 ) Eclipse install.

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